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We’re excited to bring you another giveaway from TemplateMonster, a US based template selling company.

TemplateMonster has been in business for over ten years, and now the company has a collection of more than 30,000 templates including HTML/CSS templates, WordPress themes, Joomla templates, Magento themes, Prestashop themes, Bootstrap templates and so on.


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The wait is over! There is finally a solution for those web designers out there looking for a UI kit that not only looks good, but is easy to use, too. It’s called PixelKit. The library full of high-quality UI kits is there for anyone looking to improve the look and feel of their website.

What do you actually win?
If you are lucky enough to win one of three annual membership accounts from PixelKit, you will gain access to everything you could possibly need to improve yourself as a web designer.
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  • The wait is over! There is finally a solution for those web designers out there looking for a UI kit that not only looks good, but is easy to use, too. It’s called PixelKit. The library full of high-quality UI kits is there for anyone looking to improve the look and feel of their website.

    What do you actually win?
    If you are lucky enough to win one of three annual membership accounts from PixelKit, you will gain access to everything you could possibly need to improve yourself as a web designer.
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  • UPDATE: THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED. CONGRATS TO:
    Justin DiMucci
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    Betty Lou

    Winners were chosen using random.org.

    If you have a website, then you more than likely have a contact form that lets visitors easily get in touch. When someone fills out your contact form, you’ll typically receive their message in your inbox. However, you won’t know anything about the sender that they don’t explicitly tell you.
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  • Inky Deals is one of the leading deals websites in the design community, with an extended family of more than 300,000 design enthusiasts.

    It’s the place to go if you want to buy premium resources at unbeatable prices, whether you’re a graphic or web designer, developer, or business owner looking to improve yourself and your work.

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    They’re the only deals website who offer a 200% money back guarantee on every product.

    This means that if you’re not happy with it, you get your money back and you also get to keep the product.

    471 Premium Design Resources for Free

    Because Inky (the lovable little ink blob and mascot of Inky Deals) and his team enjoy giving back to the community, they’ve created a huge free web design bundle: 471 Premium Design Resources for Free value $519, which you can find exclusively on Inky Deals.

    InkyDeals Free Deal

    Partners

    It contains textures, UI kits, HTML, PSD & WordPress templates, patterns, fonts, courses and much more. Here are their partners who helped them put this great bundle together:

    InkyDeals Partners

    Resources

    This bundle has got dozens of good reviews, hundreds of shares and thousands of fans from all over the world. Let’s see what you get by downloading this full pack of resources:

    45 OpenType Fonts from 128Bit Technologies
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    Pixel Perfect Social Media Icons from Design TNT
    InkyDeals Icons
    Dead Stocker PSD Website Template from DesignModo
    InkyDeals Templates
    Subtle Patterns Set from Design TNT
    InkyDeals Patterns
    This is just a small part of the design goodies you get by downloading this free bundle. Check out the entire 471 Premium Design Resources for Free!

    Smartimage, a cloud-based brand image management application (that was featured before at WRD), now has new features offering a more powerful, visual experience.

    The application helps companies to manage + share images and other visual content that workgroups and small businesses use everyday for events, promotions and brand communications.
    Besides all the core features like auto-conversion to popular formats and sizes, sharing/embedding and public/private galleries, there are now features like:

    • Custom image gallery options – Users can now choose which display and action features to enable for each collection including on/off switches for downloading and sharing files.
    • Embeddable image gallery carousel – Images can be displayed in a stunning super-sized carousel or elegant thumbnail gallery.
    • Robust digital imaging – Dynamic resizing allows Smartimage to host your images and easily display them on other web pages while maintaining their quality.
    • Updated user interface (UI) – A cleaner interface puts the focus on the user’s brand and high-quality images.
    • Faster speeds globally – Everywhere in the world, Amazon’s CloudFront Content Delivery Network (CDN) provides faster upload and download speeds.

    Smartimage now offers more control and attractive, dynamic ways of presenting and sharing high quality content, while emphasizing simplicity.

    An API is also in the roadmap of Smartimage which will allow integrating it further. P.S. The app offers a full set of features for getting the most out of these assets and you can find the complete list here.

    Elegant Themes, a well-known WordPress themes company with high-quality resources, has just released an extraordinary WordPress theme.

    It is called Divi and it is probably the most flexible WordPress theme ever; in means of design and functionality.

    Elegant Themes - Divi

    The theme has a unique drag ‘n’ drop builder that allows you to add sections, rows, columns or widgets and design the layout.

    Into any row or column, you can insert the built-in modules like text, image, slider, pricing table, contact form, tabs, portfolio and even shop.

    Each module comes with its own options and, optionally, their appearance can be customized by injecting custom CSS.

    Simply you can create countless number of layouts with Divi and, whatever you create, it is responsive, which is awesome.

    Divi

    There are multiple pre-built layouts to get started quickly. These include homepages for business, commerce, portfolio and blog.

    Also, Divi comes with a contact page, a project case study, a blog, portfolio, and shop as well.

    You can watch this video below to learn more about it and also read more about it in Elegant Themes’ Blog.
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    Selling goods and/or services through web is great and there are lots of tools to accomplish that.

    However, it is hard to analyze sales, revenues, expenses, refunds, etc. if we accept payments through multiple providers and multiple sites (anyone searched for a transaction at PayPal probably experienced this).

    Putler, an Adobe AIR-based application, is a powerful sales analytics companion to anyone selling through web.

    Putler

    It is integrated with all popular payment gateways (PayPal, Stripe, Authorize.net, 2Checkout..) and e-commerce softwares (WooCommerce, Shopify, BigCommerce..).

    Additionally, with its API, any other gateway can be integrated pretty quickly.

    The app provides you a quick snapshot of the sales, revenues, best selling products and more for a given period.

    Also, you can easily see the trend, all transactions of a customer and even estimates in a chart-supported interface.

    Putler Sales View

    Putler is not all about viewing but can perform actions like issuing refunds or managing subscriptions which would normally take a time from the payment provider’s web interface.

    Although a connection is required to pull the data from payment providers and e-commerce apps, after that, working offline is possible too. And it works fast when offline.

    They are also working on a new mobile app and the web version will be released next year.

    Additional free month to all

    When you sign-up for a paid plan, using the coupon code wrdfreemonth, you get an additional month for free. Thanks to the guys at Putler for offering this.

    P.S. The offer is valid until 31 Dec 2013

    The giveaway

    3 Annual Premium plans are being given away and, in order to join, please comment to this post.

    Winners will be selected with the query below and announced a week later (16 Dec 2013).

    SELECT * FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_post_id=4957 AND comment_approved=1 AND comment_type='' GROUP BY comment_author_email ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 3

    Good luck to all.

    The winners

    Here they are:

    • Steven Taylor (comment #1284316)
    • Spencer Spencerh (comment #1284220)
    • Darren Miller (comment #1284243)

    Congratulations.

    If your work involves continuous use of creative images, then you’re probably used to searching the databases of countless stock photo agencies – one at a time – looking for that perfect royalty-free item, and pay for it via that agency’s credit system/subscription plan.

    What if I told you that there is a way to cut back on your expenses, as well as find the avidly sought-for stock files really fast?

    Lootback

    This is the story of Lootback, a platform that connects creative professionals to the topmost microstock agencies of the industry, and rewards its users for each and every purchase that was completed with its help.

    In other words, Lootback claims a certain commission from the partner agencies for sending in new clients, and then shares that money with the user responsible for it, fair and square.

    Every purchase entails new earnings, so it really helps your finances in the long run.

    It’s very easy to work with Lootback and get cash for doing what you normally do; only now you can search faster, and in a centralized place.

    For instance, the first step is to start a quarry, so let’s assume you jot down ‘winter’ as keyword and move forward. The results page summons all pertinent matches that exist in renowned stock agencies’ archives.

    Lootback Search

    Lootback partnered up with the most popular agencies on the market – iStock, Shutterstock, Thinkstock, Deposit Photos, and Envato’s own Graphicriver, Themeforest, and Videohive – in order to deliver flawless content at your threshold.

    You may toggle which kind of files you’re specifically looking for, as well as the source venues from whence they come.

    Scan through the results gathered from all these high-ranked agencies, and when one of them catches your fancy, feel free to click on it.

    Now, you have to create a Lootback account. It won’t take long, and you need it in order to reap the benefits later on, so give it a minute of your time.

    After registration, you’re redirected to your stock image of choice, where you will have to pay for it with the prepaid credits of the agency in question.

    So, if you don’t have an account, create one there as usual (you know the drill), and then make the purchase via credits. The process is herewith completed.

    Lootback Purchase

    In no more than 12 hours after completing a transaction, you will be sent Cash Back in your Lootback account, which will be visible in the ‘Cash Back Earnings’ section of the dashboard.

    Every time you buy an image in this manner, its designated Cash Back won’t fail to appear.

    You may cash out all your earnings with Paypal in 7 to 90 days, as the stock agencies that you bought from need to process each report – which can take very little time, or slightly more than expected. But it reaches you, nonetheless.

    Lootback Signup

    Lootback is, as you can see, very easy to use, and works to your advantage.

    Give it a try and see how you like getting money while acquiring royalty-free images to employ in your projects.

    You’ll probably remember CometChat, a solid and self-hosted chat application that is similar to Facebook-chat and was featured few times at WRD.

    The application has been improved so much lately and now consists of more features that will probably attract users.

    To remember; CometChat is built with PHP and, with a simple setup, it instantly creates an in-site chat system that enables users/visitors to chat with each other.

    CometChat Splash

    It has support for text or video, screen sharing, file sharing, auto-translating conversations and even games to make sure the visitors spend lots of time on the site.

    Also, it integrates into most of the popular CMS + forum apps so easily and works with GTalk + Facebook chat too.

    With the newest one, ComeChat v5, it now has native apps for iOS + Android (there was also mobile-friendly web interface and a desktop messenger), Skype-like HD video, broadcasting videos and more.

    The Black Friday Sale

    CometChat Black Friday

    The sale is for the package of “Platinum Edition + Desktop Messenger + iOS & Android apps” for $747 (original price is $1097) and it can be reached from here.

    So, that’s $350 off and an opportunity for anyone willing to get the full package.

    The giveaway

    CometChat is giving away  ”3 * CometChat Basic Edition” licenses.

    In order to join, a tweet with the hashtag “#blackfriday” and @cometchat is required. Click to tweet easily.

    Winners will be selected randomly and announced on Monday (2 Dec 2013). Good luck to all.

    The winners

    • @BryGom
    • @StylifyYourBlog
    • @eric_maechler

    Congratulations.

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